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Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season II Anime Casts Rie Takahashi, Reveals Tanabata Visual

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Anime premieres on Wednesday

Kadokawa revealed a new cast member and a special tanabata visual for the second season for the television anime of Kei Sazane and Ao Nekonabe's Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World (Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjō, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen) light novel series on Sunday. Rie Takahashi joins the cast as Vichyssoise Alek Hydra, an inquisitor who judges criminals in the Sovereignty and uses astral power of Gravity.

Rie Takahashi as Vichyssoise Alek Hydra
Image courtesy of Kadokawa
Tanabata Visual
Image courtesy of Kadokawa

Previously announced new cast members are:

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, ABC TV, BS11, AT-X, and d-Anime Store on July 10. The anime was previously slated to air in 2023 but was delayed to July 2024. Crunchyroll will stream the new season, and it will also stream an English dub.

Yuki Inaba (KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World) is directing the new season at Studio Palette and SILVER LINK. Studio Palette is also in charge of the series composition. Kaori Yoshikawa (KamiKatsu: Working for God in a Godless World) is designing the characters. Yukio Nagasaki (Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War) is the sound director at Bit Grooove Promotion. Elements Garden (Uta no Prince Sama, Symphogear franchises) is composing the music. Pony Canyon is producing the music.

AliA perform the anime's opening theme song "Senaka Awase" (Back to Back), while Sizuk performs the anime's ending theme song "Para Bellum" (Prepare for War).

The first season premiered in October 2020. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and it also streamed an English dub.

Shin Oonuma (BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense., ef: a tale of memories, Dusk maiden of Amnesia, WATAMOTE) and Mirai Minato (BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense., Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, Masamune-kun's Revenge, Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou) both directed the first anime at SILVER LINK. Kento Shimoyama (Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody, Good Luck Girl!, Servant × Service, The Ones Within) was in charge of series scripts. Kaori Satō (episode animation director on BOFURI: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense., Dusk maiden of Amnesia, Masamune-kun's Revenge, Shomin Sample) was credited as both character designer and chief animation director.

Yen Press is publishing the light novels and their manga adaptation in English, and it describes the story:

A great war has raged for years between the scientifically advanced Empire and Nebulis, the realm of magical girls—until the youngest knight ever to receive the title of the Empire's strongest meets the princess of the rival nation. Though they are sworn enemies, the knight is taken by her beauty and dignity, and the princess is moved by his strength and way of life. Will the fighting between them ever be allowed to end?

Kadokawa began publishing the novels in print in Japan in May 2017, and there are currently 15 volumes in print. Okama launched the manga adaptation in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine in May 2018. The Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World: Secret File spinoff light novel series currently has three volumes in print.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.

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